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We Preview E-flite's Beechcraft Bonanza 15e

10/22/2009 by Jim Booker

Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Wingspan: 48.0 in
        (1220mm)
  • Overall Length:  41.9 in
        (1065mm)
  • Weight:  4.20–4.50 lb
        (1.9–2.0 kg)
  • Radio: 6+ channels
  • Recommended
        Battery: 3S 3200mAh
        Li-Po
  • Experience Level:
        Intermediate

If there was ever a Cadillac of general aviation aircraft the Beechcraft Bonanza has been that airplane. Model builders have been so enamored with the Beechcraft that it ranks right at the top of everyone’s favorite airplanes to build “when I get the time”.  E-flite just released their new Bonanza 15e ARF. Of course ARF means you have to do a small amount of assembly (about 8 hours) and supply your own radio, speed control, motor as well as some optional accessories. The finished model is exceptional and the 15e size means it will fit in your car easily.

E-flite’s Beechcraft is meant for intermediate pilots and offers outstanding scale outlines that make realistic “flybys” reminiscent of every full scale Bonanza you have ever seen.  E-flite also offers optional accessory kits that allow a pilot to incorporate retract gear, flaps, “V” tail and a complete cockpit interior in their Bonanza.  The in-flight demonstrations at your local field will get rave reviews from every guy there. You might get home from the field pretty late after explaining the features of this model to your friends.

John Redman, the E-flite man in charge of this project, gave us an excellent preview of this feature packed airplane.  Watch our video and see what John has to say.